Are you patrons asking about DNA Testing? Expand upon your ability to help patrons explore their roots. This informative webinar with Margot Malachowski and Catherine Martin from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine offers ideas for free and easy family medical history programming, including opportunities for patrons to learn the basics of genetics. 

Learn about free resources including Genetics Home Reference, a consumer-friendly website about genetics and human health and the All of Us program from the National Institutes of Health.

This program is for you if you are looking to go beyond your current programs in genealogy and/or if you are answering reference questions about genealogy and genetics.



Original broadcast July 9, 2019 

Biography ~ Margot Malachowski
Margot Malachowski is an Education & Outreach Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region. She provides training and support for educators, librarians, consumers and community organizations. Margot worked as a medical librarian for Baystate Health from 2008-2016. Prior to that, she worked in public libraries in Massachusetts and North Carolina. She has written articles and book chapters on hospital collaborations with public libraries, libraries and the Affordable Care Act, and searching for reliable integrative medicine information.

Biography ~ Catherine L. Martin, M.Ed.
Catherine L. Martin, M.Ed., CHIS currently is the Community Engagement Network Coordinator for the NIH National Network Librarians of Medicine, New England Region’s All of Us Research Program. She holds an M.Ed. with a major in Health Education and minor in Non-profit management. She received a Health Literacy Certification from the Tufts University School of Medicine Health Literacy Leadership Institute, June 2018. The NNLM courses including Genealogy to Genetics; Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library and at the Medical Library Association she co-taught Precision Medicine.